Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, MI


Matthew Thomas Sherman

October 28, 1971June 21, 2020

Matthew Thomas Sherman, age 48, of White Lake, passed away June 21, 2020. Cherished son of Thomas and Wendy Sherman. Loving brother of Valerie (Ivan) Olmsted. Proud uncle of Alex. Dear cousin of many. Matthew was an avid fisherman, golfer and boater. He was always doing things for other people and not expecting anything in return. He will be truly missed by all.

Private cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Steph Krauchunas

July 9, 2020

I have known Matt since 1992, meeting in our first year at Grand Valley State University. He quickly became one of my very best friends. His mischievous smile, contagious laugh and sense of humor made me laugh even on the roughest days. His constant "harassment" while trying to study in the library always made my day and I looked forward to seeing him and not get as much studying done because we were laughing to much. We spent many a night pulling all-nighters at the Jenison Meijer sitting in the McDonalds restaurant while taking breaks walking around the store at 3am. He was always ready to come with ice cream and a smile if I needed him. My heart breaks to hear this news. Just a month ago I talked to him and now he is gone in this world. I will always remember our "pact" made at the Red Wings Game so long ago and prayed that someday it would come true. I will see you again my friend, but until then, I will miss you with all my heart. "Love you, Miss you, bye" forever, my friend!

Richard Keirn

July 3, 2020

I met Matt years ago when I started doing physical therapy at McLaren Oakland. His laughter and sense of humor made the time pass quickly. Rumors that I've had surgery just so I could hang out with him and Todd are not accurate. Still, a friendship quickly developed. Matt was always there if my wife or I needed help. One of my fondest memories was recently after he and Todd helped me move some furniture. We finally had time to relax and get some pizza and a few "pops" and play some cornhole. And then he was gone. It's hard to imagine that any minute now I won't hear his laugh as he comes bounding around the corner. He is already missed.

Christine DuBois

June 29, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Matt for a number of years. He was a bright spot in my days and had a way of making people laugh. He helped me work toward my goals in physical therapy and was fantastic at celebrating each patient’s victories. He was the guy who was always there to help, offered the shirt off his back and became not just a coworker but a friend.

We were better with him, and we will never be the same with out him.

Joseph Fisher

June 29, 2020

Prayers for the family and loved ones he left behind. He was a true believer. Enjoy the perfection that surrounds you now. I cannot wait to see you again!

Vanessa Humbach

June 27, 2020

Matt voluntarily took on the role as “grandpa” in our household. We have so many fond memories of our time together over the last 8 years or more. I’ll never forget the first time we met. He made fun of me for being a bumblebee for Halloween. I was lucky to have had the pleasure of cutting his hair when he was in need, and to have had a special place in his heart. The feeling was mutual. We miss your witty humor, infectious smile, and most of all your lengthy calls/voice messages/texts. I will cherish our last visit with you and Lil forever (Grandpa) Matt.
The Humbach’s

Scot Smith

June 25, 2020

1st day of PT school Matt sat down next to me and said, "We're going to be like brothers." I was not so trusting to just dive in like that, but what the hell - he seemed nice enough. In the year that followed we were partners in anatomy lab (Led Zepplin sing along), we studied together, we drank together, we went to the gym together. We spoke of movies and song, beer and women. Eventually we became close enough that he trusted me with his demons. Between friends there is no higher honor. I developed my own problems in the second and third year of school, and I isolated myself, abandoning his friendship. Yet, being the kind hearted man he was, he did not hesitate to let that go when we ran into each other 15 years later. He greeted me as a friend still, an we spent about 3 hours catching up. Great guy. RIP Forrest from Lt. Dan.

Amy Bugaski

June 25, 2020

I only knew Matt a short time, but he made such a positive impact on my life. I saw very quickly how caring, giving, kind and funny he was. I am so happy I got the chance to share the last few weeks with him doing all the things he loved. I really enjoyed talking, listening to music, laughing, boating and riding in the car he was so proud of together. But most of all...I just loved being around him. I only wish we could have spent more time together and realize that life is way to short and nothing should be taken for granted. I will hold onto these memories and will cherish them forever...
Matt, you will truly be missed and always in my heart...

Chris Lagona

June 25, 2020

“That’s not water”

Karen Smith

June 25, 2020

Matt was a pleasure to work with and will truly be missed by his McLaren family. May you Rest In Peace.
Karen Smith, RN

Laura Dezelsky

June 25, 2020

You always made me laugh at work and went the extra mile with patients to get them moving! I have a picture from work that I can’t post but it’s priceless! Blue gown, hair net! And raccoon eyes from your sunglasses after being out on the boat! I will miss you Matt! Love
Laura Dezelsky